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Trump administration desperate to hide new CIA appointee’s history with ‘black site’ prisons and torture

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President Donald Trump’s administration is fighting the CIA’s new deputy director Gina Haspel from giving a deposition about her role in the agency’s most severe methods of torture.

Haspel was deposed by James Mitchell and John “Bruce” Jessen, who both made millions crafting the CIA’s torture program, The Intercept reported Friday. The ACLU is suing the two men on behalf of three former detainees held in 2002. Haspel is being asked whether the CIA authorized the actions and to provide documents about the matter.

Haspel previously owned the international prison in Thailand in 2002 where the CIA’s first prisoner interrogations took place after the 9/11 attacks. She then helped cover up the abuse of detainees, destroying 92 videotapes of the interrogations. At the time, the U.S. Senate had told her not to.

She’s not directly mentioned by name in the Senate’s torture report but what happened to those in her prison is. One man was waterboarded until he was “completely unresponsive, with bubbles rising through his open, full mouth.” The interrogation was heralded by Mitchell and Jessen as the example to follow.

The government claimed having Haspel testify would reveal “state secrets” and that her involvement couldn’t be confirmed or denied. The ACLU isn’t even seeking to have Haspel answer questions because they believe it doesn’t hold any bearing on the two men on trial.

Former Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama also tried to use the “secrets privilege” to block lawsuits for torture.

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As of today, no survivor of torture at the hands of the United States has been given any compensation for their treatment.

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Mississippi fast food cashier ‘terminated immediately’ for ugly racist slur on customer’s receipt

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The owner of a fast food restaurant in Mississippi "terminated immediately" an employee after a racist and misogynistic slur of patrons.

When Lex Washington visited Who Dat's Drive-Thru in Oxford with her roommate, the cashier listed them on the receipt as "black b*tches in a silver car."

A manager reportedly refused to apologize at the time, and instead "laughed in her face."

A photo of the receipt then spread on social media.

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George Conway calls out fears Trump will compromise new US intelligence initiative aimed at Russia

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On Saturday, George Conway drew attention to a specific passage of a new article from The New York Times about the intelligence community's efforts to counterattack the Russian power grid, in response to years of covert Kremlin attacks on our own:

“[O]fficials described...hesitation to go into detail with Mr. Trump about operations against Russia for concern...that he might countermand it or discuss it with foreign officials, as he did in 2017 when he mentioned a sensitive operation...to the Russian foreign minister.” https://t.co/BXTjjXBmia

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Trump goes on ‘TOTAL LOSERS’ tirade with manic tweet attacking ‘totally out of control’ media

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